Gallery: University of Maryland’s WaterShed Solar Decathlon House Takes...

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Further harvesting the sun's natural energy, the WaterShed solar thermal panel on the back side of the house comprises 60 evacuated glass tubes that use solar energy to heat water for domestic use. The 9.2 kilowatt photovoltaic panels on the roof also provide energy for the home.

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